DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.90716
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Kendall R. Corbin, Carlos M. Rodriguez Lopez

Abstract: Epigenetic mechanisms are a key interface between the environment and the genotype. These mechanisms regulate gene expression in response to plant development and environmental stimuli, which ultimately affects the plant'sphenotype.DNA methylation, in particular cytosine methylation, is probably the best studied epigenetic modification in eukaryotes. It has been associated to the regulation of gene expression in response to cell/tissue differentiation, organism development and adaptation to changing environmen…

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